First 5 San Bernardino County QRIS Design and Development

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA Strategy + Communications facilitated the development of local partnerships and led a strategic planning process to build San Bernardino County’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), which will elevate the quality of their early learning programs and increase access to high quality early learning experiences for children throughout the county.  …

San Mateo County Human Services Agency Strategic Planning

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA helped the San Mateo County Human Services Agency leadership team develop a visionary strategic plan that responded to the unique needs and priorities of the agency and its clients.   THE BACKGROUND The San Mateo County Human Services Agency offers a wide range of services to support families and individuals, to…

Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership: Policy and Recommendations Briefs and Website

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA researched, wrote, and designed a suite of tools to share achievements and lessons learned from the Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership and promote the partners’ vision and policy recommendations for California’s quality early learning system.   THE BACKGROUND The Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership has been a four-year regional…

Fresno County Early Stars: QRIS Design and Implementation

The Big Picture VIVA supported the Fresno County Office of Education in the strategic design, development, and implementation of their quality rating and improvement system, Early Stars. With VIVA’s support, Early Stars has been a leader in California’s county-based QRIS system. The Background In 2011, California was awarded a federal Race to the Top-Early Learning…

Sonoma County Triple P – Stay Positive Campaign: Strategic Communications and Advertising Management

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA developed a strategic communications plan and managed advertising production and purchasing for Sonoma County’s Triple P – Stay Positive campaign, which reached over 412,000 people throughout the county and resulted in raised awareness of healthy parenting behaviors.   THE BACKGROUND The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is an international, evidence-based…

Sonoma County Triple P – Stay Positive Campaign: Capacity Building and Advocacy

THE BIG PICTURE To support a campaign to de-stigmatize seeking parenting help, VIVA developed responsive strategies to build Sonoma County’s capacity to provide Triple P services to all families in need. Over the course of the three year campaign, 71 Triple P providers were registered on the Triple P provider website, and 8 provider events…